The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 576,782.
The Department of Government Information said 588 persons tested positive for the virus thus far today.
All cases were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
Accordingly 16,002 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Earlier today, 335 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 546,103.
16 COVID-19 related deaths were also confirmed to have been reported yesterday, increasing Sri Lanka’s virus death toll to 14,677.